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Winter weddings

There’s no better time of year to get married than the Winter – if the sun shines then it’s a bonus!

Scented candles on the tables and during  the ceremony gives the room a special ambience stimulating the senses and evoking memories of good things past and present.

Usually venues will offer you a deal during this period too as it is inherently quieter. Through experience we have found that the bridal party and guests are much more relaxed if weddings are post Christmas.

Let’s face it – most people have finished work for the new year. All the shopping and prep will be done for Christmas itself thus making a stress free guest ready to party. After all what you are inviting your guests too is the opportunity for them to see you and your loved one make the ultimate commitment to each other followed by probably the biggest party you’ll ever host.

Will so many unusual Christmas decorations for the table at home now it’s easy to make an impact on a budget. Crackers make an ideal favour add a picture of you both with the guest name and use it as a place card and pop maybe a lottery ticket inside. A cheap and effective way of theming your table.

Mini fir trees also make a great centrepiece and can then be planted in your garden giving you a lasting memory.Christmas baubles make a great favour too and you can simply tie on a gift tag with the guests name.

We have also used a snow machine to offer a truly ‘white wedding’ – tiny bubbles which look like authentic snow and frost any external greenery brilliantly.

Also Christmas is a great excuse to deviate from the Buck’s Fizz and offer mulled wine or winter Pimms – great on a chilly day and can be complimented by tiny festive canapés i.e., pigs in blankets. If you know the guys in your party are not going to like this idea then offer bottled beers, that way everyone is happy and there’s little or no waste.

All in all I think I’d say that Winter weddings are ideal, very one is in a great frame of mind, deals are there to be had and you can add a truly special glamour and sparkle to you day.